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Boy Called Twist (2004)

Boy Called Twist is the harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Charles Dickens' classic Oliver Twist. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist ... See full summary »

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Boy Called Twist is the harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Charles Dickens' classic Oliver Twist. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist escapes to the unpredictable freedom of Cape Town, where he falls in with Fagin's gang of street urchins. With a gritty honesty steeped in its vibrant characters, Boy called Twist superbly captures the contemporary equivalents of Dickens' seedy individuals as it shadows the timeless tale in its own inimitable style. Written by Tim Greene

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A truly excellent film
12 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is being played here in the United States in heavy rotation. I thought that Jarrid Geduld really made the movie what it was. I don't think I would have paid much attention to it had he not been in the title role. I would like to commend the other actors for displaying a more realistic portrayal of life in South Africa. I would like to also say that Jarrid will someday become a very major star in showbiz. I truly hope to see him in more movies being played in the US. Although this movie was done in 2004 it should be released again to a much broader audience. I am sure that it will reach a lot more people and make more of an impact for those of us who do not know what life is like in Capetown.


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